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different view than we are used to seeing. plenty of clouds, monday august 13th, by the way good morning i am tony perkins. >> i am sarah simmons in for allison seymour. i like it when we mix it up a little bit. we began with breaking news out of alexandria, we want to tell you about this a deadly accident involving a fairfax county police cruiser it happened around 3:00 a.m. this morning, around franconia road, east of van dooren street. a car suddenly veered into the eastbound lanestruck a marked cruiser head on the car caught fire the man driving was pronounced dead at the scene the officer, a 7 year veteran was take on the hospital with nonlife threatening injuries the cruiser was not responding to an emergency call at the time. franconia road remains closed while police investigate. >> we will bring you more on the traffic ramifications, in just a moment first tucker barnes, he has an early morning
look at today's forecast. >> good morning tony, beautiful day yesterday, we are off to a decent start this morning comfortable temperatures should be a nice afternoon nice dry conditions and we are not expecting rain or thunderstorm activity until tomorrow. 74 washington check out your nice cool temperatures to the west. even the south, ocean city, nice, 50s breaking out well north and west, winchester 59 degrees. combination of cooler temperatures lower humidity should make for a great looking monday plenty of sunshine as well. i know clouds moving through now but the trend will be partly to mostly sunny throughout the day. sentinel radar nice and quiet not expecting showers, as we have a frontal system out toward the west, chicago that will get in here tomorrow until then nice quiet weather plenty of sunshine expected during the day, 90 warmer than yesterday,
91 fredericksburg, let's do some traffic and julie has your latest. >> hey, tucker on the roads right now investigating a crash along 644, east of van dooren, tony just mentioned the crew in sky fox hovering above the scene there is a change in our traffic pattern travelling eastbound, 644 traffic remains blocked, some traffic is able to get by under police direction. single file to the right ongoing investigation blocks the eastbound stretch, east of van dooren, at gum, you can get by single file to the right. back inside to update your ride here, eastbound, no problems from nutly to the belt way, leaving vienna headed for the belt way, top five hour loop. that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. dc police investigating at least three overnight robberies that may have been committed by the same suspect.
it started in northwest with a robbery along somerset, then just past 10:00 p.m., a robbery along rigs road. then just before midnight a woman tells police she was pushed off her bike along 11th street, northwest, she was robbed and threatened with what appeared to be a mallet the description is vague but police have this description, they are looking for three black men driving a four door, silver or tan vehicle in each case two suspects got out to commit the robbery and one stayed inside the car. >> overnight a dc police officer sprayed with a substance that could be pepper spray this happened 4:00 a.m. this morning, k street. police are searching for two trans gendered suspects the officer is currently being treated at a local hospital. we are also keeping an eye on a couple other big stories first, back to work for lawmakers in maryland working
to expand gambling in their special session to have legislature. friday the senate passed a bill expanding gambling by a vote of 28-14. the house is to gather at 0:00 a.m. this morning and the ways and means -- 10:00 a.m. this morning and the ways and means committee is set to work on the bill. crews will start to remove dozen offs trees in fairfax county. >> it was started after a decaying tree fell on a driver and killed him in great falls. good morning melanie. >> reporter: good morning sarah. drivers in this area, should be on the lookout for tree removal crews, throughout the next three weeks or so. they will be taking down trees, v dot looked at and determined were hazardous, dead or in decline as they called multiple defect. v dot and arborist crews inspected the trees after the massive old oliver's house oak fell july 17th killing carl ross as he drove past.
the root on that tree was practically nonexistent. that night after crews removed that tree, a second oak was taken down because it was deemed unsafe. 59 others will be removed in the great falls area here is a look at the list. 25 river bend, 15 browns mill west of difficult run, 7 beach mill road, 6 georgetown pike, 4 walker road and 2 on udder back. v dot does not regularly serve trees along its right-of- ways, they said people should let them know if the tree appears unsafe. split bark, branches without leaves and also presence ofants might be the sign of a tree in decline. motorists should be on the lookout some roads we drove around especially river bend road tony and sarah, that we saw, definitely not a lot of room there to work lots of
trees had to be taken down in that area so we can expect disruption as this work continues. >> thank you so much. we will check with you later. on to the other topstories we are following, st. mary's county sheriff's department investigating a deadly accident. the victim one of their interns, the 17-year-old was driving on point lookout road near park paul road 8:30 p.m. saturday night when he lost control of the vehicle and crossed into the path of another car. speed and wet roads appear to have played a role in the accident. he died on the scene. the driver of the other car and a passenger were taken to hospital, their injuries are not life threatening. in prince georges county a teen is behind bars accused of shooting his roommate after an apparent argument over food. officers were called to the home in the 700 block. glacier avenue, capital heights they found 29-year-old oliver
davis dead inside the next day police arrested 19-year-old travis hopkins. another vigil planned here in the nations capital to remember the victims of a mass shooting at a wisconsin sikh temple last week. it is scheduled to begin 7:00 p.m. tonight, lafayette park. george alan was among the politicians and supporters who turned out to support the sikh community. in oak creek wisconsin temple doors opened for the first time since that shooting. worshipers gathered in the parking lot for a special ceremony. they lowered the flag, washed the pole and hoisted a new banner. it is shaping up to be a pretty busy day on the campaign trail. after finally announcing his vp
pick saturday, mitt romney and his new running mate, started a divide and conquer strategy. paul ryan will meet with voters at iowa state fair while president obama launches a bus tour of his own in the state. >> reporter: paul ryan heads to iowa, mitt romney to ohio and florida working as a team now, to take on the president. >> how about electing paul ryan as the next vice president. >> reporter: the romney campaign starts the week recharged, selection of paul ryan as his running mate added new energy and some polls show it is badly needed both spoke to cbs news on 60 minutes last night. >> we are going to redouble our effortbring a message to the country. >> reporter: president obama gave his own early take on the pick in chicago after setting a new record of his own attending more than 200 fundraisers while in office. 5 just yesterday.
>> congressman ryan, is a decent man, a family man, he is an articulate spokesman for governor romney's vision. but it is a vision that i fundamentally disagree with. >> reporter: while his national profile has risen substantially, he remains a relative unknown, to vast swaths of potential voters. >> he put on a confidential plan rewriting the health care system. >> reporter: democrats wasted little time trying to define ryan before he defines himself. >> he is a right wing, -- >> reporter: surrogates for the president made the rounds of the sunday morning talk shows, lashing out at ryan, they see him as an inviting target for the same reason many conservatives cheer his choice. while the new romney ryan team aimed toward a big fundraising over the weekend the
president's schedule left little room to breathe. first lady michelle other bama had two fund raiders -- michelle obama had two fundraisers in california. an update on billy graham's condition. a special home coming for gabrielle giffords, more than a year after she was shot at a political event. andrew luck is already proving he is a star on the field. dave ross is back to break down his performance against the rams. >> as we head to break a live lookout side, we are going to get the latest weather and traffic from julie and tucker coming up in just a bit. a look at 270 right now.
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>> making headlines we begin overseas in iran. the death toll continues to rise. officials said over 300 are now confirmed dead more than 3,000 others injured. several after shocks have hit the country's mountainous region, both registering over 6,. closer to home evangelist, bill graham is in a north carolina hospital, being treated for bronchitis. hospital officials say the 93- year-old is resting comfortably in stable condition, graham was hospitalized for pneumonia last november his staff says his health has been good since then and he has been spending a lot of time at homeworking on a man script for an upcoming book. 19 months after a mass shooting nearly took her life, gabrielle giffords is officially moved back home to tucson. since the attack, that killed 6, she has spent most of her time recovering from being shot
in the head at a medical facility in houston while she made several trips back the tucson in the past year her stay wasn't permanent until yesterday. coming up 7:15 a.m., say good morning to tucker barnes the latest on weather. >> good morning. >> hi. >> nice sunday, gorgeous sunday >> it was. >> temperatures only in the upper 80s. third day in a row we have not hit the 90-degree mark. close to 90 today but should still be a decent day not a whole lot of humidity i know we have a few clouds but i think the chance for showers and storms is close to nil. >> we will take that. we have had our share of storms this summer. >> yeah. we are stim in a rain deficit. that is a story -- still in a rain deficit that. is a story for another day. 72 washington, that is 1 degree away from our coolest temperature so far this month. look how cool out to our west finally chicago, 64, st. louis,
66, for weeks and weeks we were talking 70s and 80s. 50s on the map well to the north fargo 54, international falls 66, cool air off to the north and west the trend around here this week for us will be to keep temperatures cooler than normal today, and then as we get into the day tomorrow, right around where we should be most of this week nothing terribly extreme, as we are looking at some of that cooler air out to the north and west, that is good news. looking to the satellite radar, we are quiet, cloud cover out there at the moment, generally dry today, out to the west, out towards chicago, st. louis, green on the map, red, showers and thunderstorms that will get in here tomorrow. much of your day tomorrow will be in and out of the showers, possible thunderstorms hot and sticky again and then another cool down, middle and end of the week. nothing terribly extreme 90 today, showers and storms best
chance tomorrow then wednesday, thursday and friday, plenty of sunshine, highs upper 80s close to 90. >> all right perfect thank you tucker. all right let's go the julie wright she has the latestthon mornings rush hour traffic. good morning. we are still dealing with a crash along 644, franconia road east of van dooren. at gum street, remains blocked off for accident investigation. some traffic under police direction is able the get through single file to the right. top stretch of the belt way, no surprise below speed as you work past new hampshire avenue, down to 16 miles an hour and then as you continue further west you will find the pace is improving back up to 54 miles an hour. to 270, 270 below speed, 31 miles an hour and then 37 miles an hour rock dale but in between, german town and gaithersburg no problems to report travelling northbound 95 and 395, just to reiterate, 644 remains closed east of van dooren because of accident
investigation that is a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. all right. a record setting win at the pga championship and impressive start for this year's number one nfl draft pick. >> hi dave. >> yeah,. >> in person. >> good to be back. i have been at the park last couple weeks it is interesting because i talked to mike shanahan and bruce alan they said they really didn't care who they got for the second overall pick meaning robert griffin the third and andrew luck i thought it was lipases after watching luck last night -- lip service, after watching luck last night, they would be happy with either guy. robert was great last night but if you missed luck for the colts take a look he looked like the number one pick in the draft he gets credit for a 60- yard touchdown but that is part of the deal. you get lucky some times, so it
all worked out the other throws are the ones you want to look at. scans the field look at the big arm throws the outfit, for the touchdown debut, switches receivers there. 38-3, goes 10, 16, 188-yards, 2 touchdowns, impressive for his debut for the colts preseason, st. louis you say the same thing about rg 3 and the boys let's see with a happens when it is live fire so far so good for number one and two picks overall. >> love to oriole, they have a rookie names manny that is turning heads up there in baltimore this was his -- we thought it was a double initially, that is what the umpires ruled yesterday. they got it right it hit the top of the wall, hit the line that is a home run he has had 13 at bats in the big league, three home runs, local
comparison here, tucker barnes is whooping and hollering about, is it better than bryce harper? so far so good. he won again 5-3, can't believe this, they are actually thinking playoffs in charm city. we are thinking playoffs for the nats,. >> could you imagine. >> i don't even want to say it, but it could actually happen. now tiger woods, has got 14 major championships second most the golf history but hasn't won in seemingly forever now we have a new guy nipping on the heels of history we are talking about rory mcilroy the lad from northern ireland. yesterday the final round of the pga championship in north carolina, it was windy, blustery, these puts used to go in for tiger but watch. >> bad luck >> tiger is thinking wait a minute that is supposed to go
in. here is the lad from northern ireland. mcilroy, no problem here he cruised to victory the largest margin of victory in the history of the pga championship second major in as many years you might recall last year he won right here congressional washington dc. mcilroy has flair he has what tiger had 10 years ago, i am just saying it might be a change. >> rory is on fire. >> rory mcilroy >> i thought we were saying tiger was back. >> not in my eyes. >> all right. thank you very much see you later. all right time now 7:21 a.m., still ahead a northern virginia man in his 60s proves how sharp his mind is when it comes to selling. >> 60 is not old. >> while most kids are spending their summers vacationing and working part-time jobs three prince georges county college students are campaigning for a
welcome back. 7:25 a.m., they are not even out of school themselves yet but three college kids are lookin to take an active role in education >> why not. they are campaigning for position on the county school board. a 19-year-old studying at university of maryland, college park running for district 5, 20- year-old david murray running in district 1 and 20-year-old edward burrows the third is the veteran if you can call him that a former student member of the county school board. >> our job is to make sure our students get a high quality
education if that means having highly effective tapers for every student we -- teachers for every student we have to make difficult decisions to make that possible that could result in letting go of ineffective teachers. >> he is 20. all three candidates, towned the competition in the spring primary. a man from arlington county won this year's aarp national spelling bee. 67-year-old michael, seated on the left beat 48 others including four cousins to take first place. it is not the first time he won it back in 2009, and came in 2nd place last year. he takes home $1,000 prize, plus a 5 year membership in the aarp. >> wow. >> the word he had to spell to win that thing, i have never seen this word before >> good luck. >> i don't know how to
pronounce it rhizoctonoa. >> do we know what that means? >> i haven't had a chance to look it up yet. >> good for him. >> your 5 year membership to aarp what does it get you? >> discounts. and other stuff. 7:27 a.m., it is a wrap. up next a look how the olympic games came to a close. fresh violence in syria, al qaeda is strengthening ties with rebel forces. a closer look coming up after the break. >> as we head to break, a live lookout side 395, south of seminary road looks fine but there are some problems out there, we had a big problem in alexandria earlier, julie wright will tell us about that tucker is here with the weather forecast. stay with us we will be right back [ male announcer ] do you support work for welfare?
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special olympics terminal opened as planned earlier this morning to deal with the crush of departures that is very smart. >> yes. >> very smart. >> my gosh can you imagine all these people leaving right now how crazy that probably is. >> yeah. >> quite the closing ceremony, i didn't see all of it but saw much of it. like a big rock concert festival. >> isn't that what it is every time? >> party. >> it really is. >> and it is maizing how they pull -- amazing how they pull it off every time. >> london did a very good job. >> i would agree. >> great job. >> flawless. >> yep. >> very good. >> all right locally weather around here looking fine yesterday, turned into a beautiful afternoon upper 80s daytime highs not a lot of hood mity, when you take it -- humidityings when you take it away, -- humidity when you take it away for a couple days, you can breathe for an hour or two. we will be fine today,
changes tomorrow as we get a chance for thunderstorms back in the forecast. your high temperatures yesterday, regan national 88 degrees, believe it or not that was our third day in a row temperature failed to get to 90 degrees. we will take cooler weather while we can get it dulles and bwi marshall are in the mid-80s humidity, took a break yesterday and will do so again today. down to 72 washington low temperature so far this morning lots of 60s just north and west of the 95 corridor temperatures doing great, 64 gaithersburg. 60 martins burg, 61 winchester, good morning leonard town, 66 degrees. fredericksburg 67, most of the region waking up to comfortable conditions clouds, but should be a partly to mostly sunny day. clouds moving through high thin variety. not expecting storms, dry afternoon for you. satellite radar and again you can see kind of milky white there, high, thin cloudiness
moving through during the course of the day our next weather maker, a cold front, later in the day tomorrow and up ahead of this later tonight, southerly winds humidity on the increase, tomorrow hot and sticky, ahead of that frontal system possibility of afternoon thunderstorms wednesday thursday and friday right back into the comfortable air, high upper 80s. extreme heat taking a break sunshine warm afternoon, a little warmer than yesterday, near 90 later today winds out of the west 5 miles per hour. mostly cloudy mild overnight, increasingly humid, 74 the overnight low good chance of showers and thunderstorms tomorrow highs upper 80s behind the that front, comfortable air moves back wednesday, thursday and friday upper 80s to 90. we will take it. do you know what this is? good ice cream scooping weather. julie and i are headed out later this morning. >> montgomery county fair i cannot wait. >> i have no experience you will show me what to do.
>> i know all about scooping that ice cream honey don't you worry. >> you know what it is a barn, ice cream barn presented by the rockville lions club. >> 1 to 2. >> don't be late >> i will be on time. >> southbound as you make your way past 270, georgetown headed out toward the belt way looks good here around the curve they are checking for accident activity. be aware of that north capital street inbound new york avenue no problems reported traffic getting through the traffic lights although heavy and steady, south dakota, west virginia montana, lanes remain open. big story virginia, east of 644, van dooren street that is where we had the accident activity, gum street remains under investigation eastbound lanes are still closed 66 all lanes open but below speed 42 miles an hour, centerville headed in to fair oaks, drop down, below speed vienna, headed for the belt way. that is a check of your fox 5
on time traffic. battles rage across syria, both rebels and the president's regime, continue their quest for domains with reported attacks in aleppo and damascus overnight. some lawmakers here suggest the u.s. needs to do more to help. wtop radio national security correspondent jay jay green thanks for coming in. >> thanks for having me. >> you are among those reporting there is evidence al qaeda is providing assistance to the rebels what evidence is there? >> thee dense the fact rebels have been asking for help and saying for weeks if not months if they didn't get the help they would have to turn to al qaeda or some other organization willing to give them weapons they want. now there is no tangible, direct evidence they got withins or are -- weapons or are getting weapons from al qaeda but there are reports and i have seen several of them
where rebel leaders said yes, there are al qaeda members within our ranks these members within their ranks are people who agree with them aid logically, agree with al qaeda aid logically. they share al qaeda's plan for a counter state. >> what is that? >> an organization that would run that part of the country, and basically, it is based on the islamic rule, that they low, this is the organize -- follow, this is the organization that says, if they reach out to us, we will reach back. they are trying to stay relevant. >> they have something to gain as well. >> absolutely. there would be a big vacuum keep in mind there are at least, three organizations, culture that is are going to be going head to head here you
have the sunis and others. and al qaeda has for the most party didn't fied with the suni sect and most likely going to support them but let's be clear this is not al qaeda central in pakistan or wherever the team may be, that are pushing this, these are people who are foreign fighters who fought with the al qaeda organizations given the message to go forth and try to do what you can to keep this organization relevant and then there are others who just simply agree with al qaeda who simply know where you can get weapons who simply know where the rebels can get support, and they are telling them this is where you can get it and we can help you get it and if we help you get it then perhaps you can help us. >> got you. all right. now, if al qaeda, is influencing this to some extent and some pippa thesers in rebel
forces -- some sympathizers in rebel forces, doesn't that in the u.s. put us in a strange position, we are supporting the rebels as well you have our sworn enemy supporting the rebels. makes for strange bedfellows. >> not the first time they did the same thing in iraq back during that war they looked for opportunities, to fight on the side of people who were fighting with the u.s. because they were trying to turn these people away from the u.s. remember the awakening that took place in iraq most of the people in iraq at the time, thought that al qaeda was fighting for them, and agreed in many situations to help al qaeda in any way they could until it was shown that al qaeda was killing, people indiscriminantly, then they showed the awakening and turned their backs on them.
al qaeda has fought to find cracks or seen where they could divide the u.s. or people the u.s. was supposedly trying to help or the u.s. agreed with them. they have fought back on numerous occasions around the world. they are a political organization as well. >> you are reporting this morning, on wtop we can't say al qaeda is gone, history, they don't have influence you are reporting on two particular individuals who as you say, are highly effective, when it comes to planning and that kind of thing. >> one of them has been out there for a long time he is the person that is thought to be the best equipped person to lead al qaeda central. he has been out there, an equivalent or a colleague the same age and experience wise as osama bin laden himself he is much better liked and
charismatic but there is another guy out there too, i spoke with a source from the un last week, who is the al qaeda taliban monitoring coordinator there, and he said to me, he is young, smart, savvy and he has experience in the u.s. because he lived in florida for a number of years right before he disappeared after the 9/11 attack. he has been spotted several places around the world he is out there, operational lisa surrey, good at what he -- operationally, savvy, good at what he does and possibly one of the most threatening possible targets for the u.s. at this point because of his capabilitythe fact he is familiar with the u.s. >> well, we have to continue to keep our eyes open and continue to follow what is happening in
scandal at the vatican making headlines about a butler who allegedly stole and leaked secret documents. in the last few minute it is vatican said the pope's butler and another worker will stand trial in the scandal. this mornings inditement accuses the former butler of grand theft. he has been under arrest since may, the documents he is accused to of leaking deal with corruption and power struggles in the church hierarchy. wife of the maryland man who was abducted in pakistan one year ago is pleading fehr her husband's return -- pleading for her husband's return she is releasing a statement on the one year
anniversary of warren's abduction. he is in poor health the 71- year-old is an aid worker from rockville gun men broke into his home in pakistan last august and abducted him. junk food laws could play a role slowing down childhood obesity epidemic that is the finding of a new study from university of illinois chicago. researchers found students who lived in states with strong laws, curbing sale of junk food gained less weight from fifth to eighth grade. and fifth grade students were more likely to reach a healthy weight by eighth grade if they lived in state s with the strongest laws. interesting. all right tucker barnes now with another look at today's weather forecast. >> good morning should be a nice day temperatures yesterday upper 80s today might be a degree or two warmer, without a whole lot of humidity, nice looking monday should be dry for you too. >> all right. >> you will love that. you will be a spare in the
middle of the afternoon >> i will be working at the fair >> make it sound like you have to shovel. >> scooper. >> yes. >> little shovel. >> by the way, julie says i will get a hat i am excited. >> great. >> 72 washington nice start to your day, 64 gaithersburg, 63 winchester, salisbury, 63 degrees for you open up a little bit and generally comfortable temperatures off to the north and west pittsburgh 63 at this hour, chicago 64, the entire region here, basking in relative cool here for august. it is after all the middle of august. future cast, we won't see clouds, the worst of it partly to mostly sunny day, as we get into the overnight hours tomorrow we will cloud up and decent chance of showers and thunderstorms by tomorrow afternoon. tomorrow at 3 as a cold front approaches behind that front, we will calm things down and quiet things down before the middle and end of the week. before the end of the week
fairly quiet and seasonable. overnight lows, more comfortable upper 60s and low 70s. >> all right. who cares about that the rest to have week looks wonderful. >> thanks tucker. >> julie with more on this mornings rush hour traffic. >> hey, tony, sarah, tucker yes, kind of busy delays around the capital belt way of course and of course accident activity that is under investigation at this point that remains closed along 644 east of van dooren at gum street road. early morning crash occurred in the 3:00 a.m. hour still police activity on the scene wrapping up their investigation westbound side to have highway open at this time. traveling the belt way as you work between annona dale and her field, braddock, working your way past landmark up towards seminary road all lanes are open. no problems to report, southbound 270, so far so good, out of gaithersburg.
accident activity reported southbound 270, whatever was there has cleared. all right thanks julie. still ahead. headed to the fair. >> yep holly is live in montgomery county, checking things out for us. hey, holly. >> really? the year was 1945? i can't believe it. i was getting the low down on the fair from my new friends here it is time for the montgomery county agricultural fair it promises lots of family fun. we will tell you about it live next fox 5 morning news stay with us ; i got the e chance to start my own business.
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agricultural food. >> there is a lot of fried food. >> it is so good. >> good morning holly. >> good morning to you. it is not august in dc unless, we are live at a fair, and i am milking the obligatory cow right? >> right. >> we are not going to dispoint this morning of course you are never disappointed at the montgomery county fair it is the largest fair in the state of maryland they have been doing it since 1945. so no one knows family fair fun better than they do. emily stubs joins me. >> good morning. >> you are off and running a first successful weekend? >> yes, great weekend great weather. >> this year let's talk about what is going on at the fair. >> tonnes of things, great free entertainment, chain saw chicks, kid zone for all the fun little kid activities, carnival, cake auction happened last night, huge success and the dairy barn. >> and the theme is, i think i was reading, sow it, grow it,
show it. this is an agricultural fair. >> absolutely. >> the kids part of this, are part of 4 h. >> there is a club for all the different animals, indoor entries, baking sewing the livestock animals, there is different set times where you can find our schedule online and come and see a steer show or a pig show and they are happening all week. >> you can see a pig show or steer show and use your smart phone at the same time. >> yes, actually. >> this is one of the new things let's talk about the qr code. >> our great new system whenever you see these sign s with the qr code go on to your phone if you download the ap, all you do is scan with camera, put it in front of it, pops it and then it will take you right to the website where you can find the schedule, do ticketing, the great thing about this if you are waiting in line at lake forest to get on the shuttle for free, you can do this with your phone there is a sign there, order
tickets online and when you get here you don't have the wait in line to walk in just head right through. >> fascinating. >> yep. >> love it. love montgomery county fair is keeping up with the times. always good to see you. come this way we are going into the milking parlour and will check with one of the families, that brings their cows out to the county fair every year this is laurie savage she has a farm in dicker son good morning. >> hi. >> tell me about your farm. >> we milk 200 cows. >> wow. >> 200? >> yes. >> twice a day. >> yes, holsteins and jerseys, my kids are showing them in 4 h for the public to see them. >> you are going to take me through the milking process. >> right first grab a paper towel and then make it wet over here. >> okay. >> i would like to say this is my first cow milking but laurie it is not. >> not mine either.
>> good. we are in good company so we can talk about other things. >> show us what we are doing. >> make sure the you hadder is nice and clean -- udder is nice and clean make sure the milk stays clean. >> clean the udders. >> cows have one udder, four teats. one udder. >> does she have a name? >> this is lyla. >> we are showing people how you really milk cows not doing the just hand milking which is fun, been there done that, but we want to be efficient. >> that's right. >> tell me about this process. >> now we will push this button here that puts air into the milker and put each one of these on each one of her teats it will gently squeeze the milk out of her udder. >> feels probably good relieving the pressure of all the milk. >> right. >> so put it on there.
>> see if i know laurie, i let her do it i don't have to put them on there. but she knows what she is doing it is better for her to do it. how much milk will we get? >> depends amount of milk a cow gives depends on breed and how long they have been milking how long since they had a calf hard to give an average but i would say an average for a dairy cow is 60 pounds of milk a day. >> wow. so this is my moment we have appreciation for all you dairy farmers out there. your cows all 200 get milked every day, twice a day, 365 days a year. >> do you get to go on vacation? >> no. >> exactly i knew that. so thank you for the milk you produce >> this is our vacation. >> the county fair myfoxdc.com our website, the fair runs through the week come out and have a little family vacation time yourself coming up next hour, we will check out some animals from down under i
guess. there is an aussie kingdom here. i need to milk a cow and have a funnel cake those are obligations at the fair back to you in studio. >> all right. looks like fun thank you holly. >> at 8:00 a.m., politics in depth we are going to take a closer look at the new republican vice presidential candidate, paul ryan. >> next hour, local celebrity make up artist and stylest kim lee, joins us live. she will share some stories about the cast and behind the scenes, moment with whitney houston on sparkle. 7:57 a.m., we will be right back
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in london. we'll show you highlight from the closing ceremony and tell you where team usa finished in the medal county. good morning, i'm tony perkins. >> i'm wisdom martin sitting in for allison seymour. she has the day off so thank you for joining us. >> we appreciate it. >> tucker barnes is here. >> we should be in for a partly to mostly sunny day today, dry, upper 80s. >> good. >> low humidity. >> we're on a roll. >> all systems check ready to go. temperatures in the 50s and 60s. even in washington down to 70 degrees. look at all the 60s. even in ocean city 64 degrees, pleasant for the middle of august. 59 winchester, 63 frederick so nice and remember. it will warm up to the 80s to 90. a little cloud cover to start
your day. we'll be in and out of the clouds from time to time here today. not going to call it perfectly sunny but kind of a partly to mostly sunny day but dry. next frontal system will be here with showers and thunderstorms tomorrow afternoon. today dry, upper 80s to 90. humidity levels remain tolerable so it should be a nice day for you. >> all right. that's always good news. tolerable days. we appreciate it. as we mentioned just a moment ago, we are still following a developing story from the streets of alexandria where one person is dead after a head-on crash with a police cruiser. this happened on franconia road at 3:00 a.m. the road was shut down for hours while police investigate what happened. the other car suddenly veered into the officer's car then burst into flames. the officer involved in the collision survived and is expected to be okay. the driver of the other car was
killed. still no word on what caused the crash, but investigators say the cruiser wasn't responding to an emergency call at the time. time to check in with julie wright. >> good morning. north capital street and new york avenue we had reports of the structure fire and again we have fire and rescue here on the scene. this is affecting your commute on north capitol street at new york avenue. coming inbounded expect to see the flashing lights here the activity if you will is going to cause rubbernecking delays inbounded leaving northeast to northwest and this heavy volume continues as you work your way from florida towards the scene. no problems reported on the top stretch of the beltway, lanes are open between college park and bethesda. southbound 270 good to go out of gaithersburg towards the lane divide. that is a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." all right. thank you, julie.
after a weekend of side by side appearances, mitt romney and his newly named running mate are heading off in different directions. today romney heads to florida and ohio and wisconsin's congressman paul ryan will crisscross iowa. ryan and romney will likely push their economic plan trying to reassure seniors it won't strip their health benefits. ryan is known for his budget plan proposing big changes to medicare among other things. but in an interview with cbs's "60 minutes" that aired last night, the presumptive gop presidential nominee says he is running his campaign on his own budget and not ryan's. >> meanwhile, president obama will also be in iowa along with his rival's running mate to kick off a three-day bus tour. yesterday the president called paul ryan a decent man and articulate spokesman for mitt romney's vision, but a vision the president fundamentally disagrees with. new this morning,
maryland's house of delegates heads back to work on a gambling expansion bill. the state senate passed it friday in the second day of the special session to allow table games like poker at existing casinos and the construction of a new casino at national harbor. also new this morning, an effort to remove decaying trees from great falls, virginia. the plan comes weeks after a 40- ton tree fell and killed a driver. our melanie alnwick is live in great falls with the details. melanie. >> reporter: tony, v-dot says that drivers in the area can expect to see some tree removal crews sometime after 9:00 this morning probably in the area of riverbend road where 25 trees need to come down. it was july 17 when a massive oak tree just up the road on georgetown pike fell out of the blue and neighbors we talked to that morning said they had concerns not only about that tree, but about several others here in the great falls area
which is heavily wooded. it was the oliver's house oak tree as it was known that weighed 40 tons and it was believed to be 200 years old when it crashed on carl roth's car killing him. a second tree was also taken down because it was unsafe. both were on v-dot's right of way and although the tree was half dead, v-dot had no record of complaints and the agency doesn't routinely survey trees along its right of ways. after the accident however, v- dot did conduct an area wide survey with a state arborist. crews will now remove 59 hazardous trees in great falls including the 25 on riverbend road, 15 on browns mill road west of difficult run, 7 on beach mill, 6 on georgetown pike, four on walker road and 2 on udder back store road. these -- out other back store road. two trees at the corner of walker and georgetown pike have been talked about a lot by some
of of the residents. the removal will take place over the next three weeks. >> thank you, melanie. and in other news, the d.c. airport authority board is take some heavy criticism from federal officials. transportation secretary ray lahood tells the "washington post" he has serious questions about how the board has operated. he also accused some board members of lavish spending and cronyism but secretary lahood says he is confident in jack potter president and chief executive of the authority and hopes potter can clean up the issues. it's not what drivers want to hear but gas prices are going up. according to aaa, the national average for a gallon offing very now $3.70. that's up 31 cents from a month ago. prices are even higher in the district where drivers are
shelling out about 3.97 a gallon. in maryland it's 3.67. and 3.55 in virginia. in the penn state child abuse scandal the university is backing tough penalties that were imposed by the ncaa last month. in a conference call yesterday, a vast majority of the board of trustees supported the university president. rodney ericksson accepted the punishment handed down last month over how the university handled the molestation allegations against jerry sandusky. the miami dolphins released chad johnson on the same day the wide receiver was released from jail. johnson, formerly known as chad ocho cinco chases battery after his wife accused him of head butting her after an argument. johnson claims his reality tv star wife hit him. if convicted, johnson could face a year in jail and a
$1,000 fine. >> i saw the video of him saying when he was leaving training camp one day that he was going to get arrested. >> oh, really. so he knew it was coming. >> i don't know what the deal is. but he say i bet you i'm going to get arrested or something like that before camp is over. so it's just amazing that -- it's a bizarre story all the way around. >> it is. when we come back, we are going to talk about a close call for the navy leaves a lot more questions than answers. coming up at 8:00, how a missile destroyer collided with an oil tanker while on patrol in the middle east. >> but first, back to our top story, mitt romney's new running mate, we will sit down with david for a closer look at the new gop ticket. >> here's a live look outside. got fine conditions it looks like on our 395 south of seminary road. there are some problem spots out there. julie has that for you. tucker has the latest forecast when we return. it's 8:09.
attorney general. according to politico, today a committee will file a federal lawsuit against eric holder. at issue, his failure to respond to a subpoena for documents related to the failed gun smuggling operation known as "fast & furious." today marks a year since warren weinstein went missing in pakistan. al qaeda claims responsibility for kidnapping the 71-year-old aid worker. to mark the occasion the family of the rockville man issued a statement pleading for his safe return. finally first lady michelle obama wraps up a west coast tour with a stop by the tonight show. it will be her third time on jay leno's show. she will discuss her time in london for the olympics and life in the white house during an election year. in a should be an interesting conversation. >> she handles herself very well on those shows. >> very much so. >> all right. tucker barnes is here. he has an update on weather and the cuteness factor of the day. >> time for our my first 5 photo of the day:
>> today we say hello to devon, the musician. >> ah. >> yeah. >> the piano man. does he really play? >> devon's mom says he loves music and playing and singing his heart out. >> oh, okay. >> he's feeling it! >> he is. >> he looks like he is into it. >> he looks the part. >> very dapper i might add. >> where did they get such a little piano! [ laughter ] >> i have to get one of those. [ laughter ] >> we can get you one, wisdom. to send us your child's picture go to myfoxdc.com and click on "mornings." congratulations, devon and thank you so much for entertaining us this morning. let's do some temperatures. 75 in washington. humidity you know what still in the pleasant range 66%. a nice light wind out of the north at 6 miles per hour and
pressure rising. a few clouds at the moment but generally a partly to sunny day expected and we should remain dry this afternoon. not a whole lot going on. we have high pressure just like yesterday that will keep things relatively quiet around here for your monday. out to the west towards chicago west of cincinnati showers will be our weather for tomorrow. so there will be some changes tonight more humidity will move in clouds will move in and then some scattered showers and thunderstorms return to your forecast tuesday. looking at the five-day forecast, later today about 90 degrees. there is the best chance for storms tomorrow, upper 80s more humid, and humidity levels this week better than last week. that's a look at weather. let's do some traffic. julie, i will see you in a couple of hours. i can't wait. >> we're going to be out there
where holly is at the ice cream barn at the montgomery point bear. >> you're bringing nutty buddies, right? >> i hope so. just for the record, i'm the big dipper. i'm the little diper. >> got it. you want the extra scoop, come to me. >> extra something all right. we'll see you there at 1:00, rockville lions club at the ice cream barn at the montgomery county fair. accidents to report unfortunately, westbound 50. coming towards sandy point off the bay bridge this is where we have reports of an accident on the bay bridge. this camera angle makes it past that scene but again you can see that traffic is moving across the bay bridge continuing through the toll toll and back towards annapolis. back inside we are going to show that you commute and how it's stacking up from route 8 at this point headed towards the toll plaza and towards the bay bridge so we definitely have incidents on the bay bridge tying up the left side of the road causing a backup leaving route 8 headed for the bay bridge. once you get past that scene
the pace improves. dealing with a structure fire north capital at new york avenue lanes open again traffic flowing freely no problems reported leaving florida towards the 3rd street tunnel. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." back to you. >> thank you. this morning we're taking a closer look at the man running for vice president alongside mitt romney. and joining us now to talk about that -- to talk about the wisconsin congressman, paul ryan, is david h arsani. i apologize for butchering your name. let's talk about this. congressman ryan, how much did this energy the romney ticket? >> a ton. a lot of grassroots conservatives didn't trust romney as a conservative. ryan has a plan and talked
about things in an articulate way and less platitudes than most will be helpful. >> democrats are excited about the pick, as well. tell us why. >> well, i think part of that's a little bit gamesmanship. i don't know if they're really excited. perhaps they are. i think that's because there is a plan. there's something to point to, especially on medicare, where you can point to a plan not just say that the guy wants to change the way medicare, social security and spending but actually has a plan they can point to. >> they are talking about his economic policies he pushed and you mentioned medicare and the economics, as well. tell us how that's going to play into this. >> you know, the debate sort of disintegrated and got personal and nasty even though i don't think that's unprecedented, it happens all the time. now you can talk about issues and visions that are different, real cuts that ryan has made even though mitt romney said he is going to run on his plan which we're not sure about all
the specifics. surely ryan's plan will be a big part of the debate at least. >> you said nasty, which these campaigns typically turn nasty with the language on the commercials and rhetoric. is it going to change? i'm sure it's going to get worse. what's going to happen as far as like democrats? they have already come up with a commercial with ryan in it and vice versa. so it'going to get worse? >> reading all the pundits i hear it's going to get better because we'll be talking about issues. i'm skeptical but in the end they will attack ryan in ways that are probably unfair to his budget and then, you know, that will just escalate as usual. >> also we want to talk about how this impacts with the independent voters as well as women voters. >> well, i think there will be a rush to define who paul ryan is. and that's the most important part of the debate. i'm of the mind that people don't really move their votes
that much. there's really a narrow amount of people you can convince so it's important to define ryan right off the bat. same thing goes with the women who are undecided. i don't think there's much difference. >> you don't think the number in the middle is big enough to make a difference? >> i think it can make a difference in ohio and maybe in florida, places like that. >> battleground states. >> right. but i don't think it's a huge number. i don't think you're moving a ton of people but i think there are people who haven't -- might not like barack obama or what he has done but haven't said okay i can go with mitt romney. so i think that that number, you have to convince them that ryan is okay that they are going to be confident that they are not going to slash social security things like that. >> anything else we can look forward to as things continue to heat up between the two campaigns? >> you will see a lot of ads about ryan soon about his plan and just a fight on the air waves to see who can define him, yeah. >> so more fighting on the airwaves. >> yeah, yeah. >> as we get into this political battle for the white house. >> absolutely. >> all right. thank you very much for talking with us. we appreciate it.
>> my pleasure. >> back to you. coming up, we'll show you what happens when a navy destroyer and an oil tanker could light. also, later, a trip to the outback without leaving montgomery county. holly morris is live at maryland's largest county fair. what is that? a baby kangaroo perhaps? it is 8:21. we'll be right back.
welcome back. a u.s. navy missile destroyer is in port in dubai with a gaping hole in its side. look at the pictures. the uss porter collided with an oil tanker yesterday just outside the straits of hormuz. no one was hurt on either vessel, and there are no reports of any spills. but authorities are still trying to figure out why the two ships crashed into each other. the navy says the accident was not combat-related. the rover "curiosity" is providing new details about mars. one ucla scientist says the red planet has tectonic plates and likely experiences earthquakes. the plates are in the early stages and may provide glimpse into how earth once looked. he says the plates have not been seen on any other planet
in our solar system. >> some of the planets are gas, you know, so you wouldn't have it there but interesting. still ahead in the next half hour, a golden age for the united states of america. >> all right. we'll take a look back at the final olympics medal standings and show you highlights from last night's closing ceremonies. >> but first, the powerball jackpot climbs past the $300 million mark. when you'll have another shot to win big when "fox 5 morning news" continues. the first time i saw fios, it was absolutely amazing. for years and years we had to put up with cable. once we got fios, it was like somebody like took our computer, shook all the junk out of it. [ male announcer ] don't settle for the same old cable technology. now you can move up to verizon fios
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under obama's plan, you wouldn't have to work, and wouldn't have to train for a job -- they just send you your welfare check. and welfare to work goes back to being plain, old welfare. mitt romney will restore the work requirement, because it works. [ romney ] i'm mitt romney and i approve this message. making headlines at home around the corner the world a civil war in syria is not showing down. in aleppo the rebels are holding most neighborhoods but the army claims to control a key front line. the rebels report a massacre in homs over the weekend and are calling for a no-fly zone.
the u.s. is discussing the possibility with turkey. d.c. police are investigating three robberies that may have been committed by the same suspects. this all started with an armed robbery on somerset place in northwest around 9:40 last night. then just after 10:00, there was an armed robbery along riggs road in northeast and just before midnight, bag in northwest, a woman says she was knocked off her bike and robbed on 11th street. here's good news for somebody. eventually. now, finally another massive powerball jackpot. the prize for wednesday's drawing has now grown to $305 million. >> hm. >> no one matched all six numbers in the multi-state lottery drawing saturday, but several people did make out nicely. five powerball tickets won a million dollars because they matched five of the six winning numbers. i'll take a million bucks. good start. >> i'm going to stop playing. >> why? >> because it makes me mad.
sometimes i'll buy like $10 worth and that's, you know, some pretty good investment. >> it is. >> so i have got 10 rows of six numbers that's 60 numbers. i might have three numbers on the whole thing that are in the winning number. that's -- i don't even know how that can be. >> that is pretty bad. but look at it this way. you're contributing to someone else's happiness. >> great. [ laughter ] >> i haven't won before so it's like my turn. >> none of us has. so how do you know it's your turn versus our turn? >> i just feel like it. >> already, okay. that's what i feel. that's why i'm mad when i don't win. >> you have to play to win. we're all going to wind weather lottery, temperatures in the upper 80s to 90 not a whole lot of humidity, a nice looking day. clouds at the moment not a perfectly sunny day but partly to mostly sunny afternoon. currently 75 in washington. 73 this morning leonardtown. north and west hanging on to
the 60s. 62 martinsburg and pleasant overnight with temperatures falling back areawide into the 60s and low 70s. even 50s this morning. cumberland still 59. dew point temperatures measuring the humidity we are still hanging out in the upper 50s and low 60s. it will be a nice day. 68 annapolis and leonardtown but upper 50s and low 60s the dew point temperatures off to the north and to the west. there is your satellite-radar. waking up with a mix of clouds -- filtered clouds and sunshine, should be a decent day. this is our next weathermaker. cold front overnight really during the day tomorrow. tomorrow mostly cloudy with showers and thunderstorms back in your forecast for your day tomorrow. there is your five-day forecast. 90-day, plenty of sunshine this afternoon. best chance for rain this week will be tomorrow with showers and storms. wednesday, thursday, friday upper 80s to about 90 no
extreme temperatures this week, no extreme humidity. so we'll take it here for the middle of august. all right. that's it for weather. i think we're doing sports time now, wisdom, tony, dave, over to you. >> yeah. the summer games are over. and in the end, team usa was the best, 104 medals, 46 gold, china finished second. russia was third in total but great britain third in gold. they did great compared to a few olympics ago. this is what london looked like last night celebrating the successful conclusion to the 2012 games. fireworks and a pop concert, we were hearing "queen" a moment ago. despite worries about security and widespread criticism of nbc's tape delay, the games received mostly positive results. this is the first time we have mentioned nbc in the last three
weeks! [ laughter ] >> cut them out for a while. >> we didn't acknowledge at all. the closing ceremony also included the handoff of the olympic flag to the mayor of rio the site of the summer 2016 games. >> i didn't know they were on the that channel. >> i didn't know there was another channel to watch. >> olympics?! what's that! [ laughter ] dave ross is here with sports. >> we have been watching the redskins for training camp. >> and searching for the redskins thursday after the olympics. >> that's right. you did have to find it but when you did obviously we all wanted to see r g-3 and i think we are all in agreement we saw what we wanted to see. >> he was fine. >> he looked good. he had poise. we didn't look at the defense. right now we are finding a new number 2, tony and wisdom that this team might get excited about. no, not albert haynesworth. he is gone. but the guy filling his shoes is doing it better than the old
92. chris baker thursday night trying to make this team unheralded but right now he is turning heads at camp. watch the stuff in the hole on a goal line stand. remember, buffalo never got into the end zone. >> six tries. >> exactly. 92 is a big reason why. mammoth! just huge. >> and i think -- look at that. >> hungry, i like that. >> so he meet make the squad but still impressed with that goal line stand, as well. >> you know, our game plan anytime we get backed up like that we want to keep them out of the end so zone as as a d line we want to stay low and we did. we were determined not to let them score. just doing what we do. it wasn't no particular game plan. it was to keep them out the end zone. >> he is impressive. >> yeah. you got to like what you see, chris baker, keep an eye on him. we didn't keep an eye on maryland football last year, right? it was a disaster. right? >> they had nice uniforms,
though. >> yeah. i guess. >> even that's debatable. one and seven in the acc, 2-10 overall. now they have a new quarterback, cj brown. it's his team thisser. >> and let's just say forget about last year and cj says this team will be much, much better with him at the helm. >> coming into camp this year i feel confident. it doesn't take any less pressure off me. i put a lot of pressure on myself. me and coach locksly talked and he is going to push me and that's what i expect. >> the players really respect him. he is somebody that understands exactly what needs to be done to get to where we want to get to so he is just a guy that just works and he commands respect. >> more people were talk about the uniforms than they were maryland football last year. let's hope this year's product is better 2-10 we cannot accept that. >> it's better around here when maryland is winning. >> we need it. it's good for us. >> ities.
>> really good over there in charm city with the orioles. nationals 71-44 best record in all of major league baseball but props to our neighbors from the north and manny machado turning heads at a rapid pace. only up for a week, 13 at-bats, six hits, five of those are for extra bases. three of those for home ridges! including this one yesterday -- three of those for home runs! including this one yesterday against kansas city. so is he better than brice harper? >> you know what, that's a fun debate to have. >> great debate. here's mark reynolds from virginia beach, my high school, drove in the go-ahead run here. 0s win 5-3. they are 9 games over .500 and in the american league east that's impressive. they are on the threshold of a wild card berth with tampa bay battling it out. it's a very good baseball team up there. it would be so exciting, talking about maryland football? talk about washington and baltimore in the world series? can you imagine? just saying, it would be cool.
[ laughter ] >> how would we cover that? rg iii and then -- >> all the more people. >> you guys would be going live from all different places. [ laughter ] >> thank you. it is now 8:37 on this monday morning. still ahead, a behind-the- scenes look new movie sparkle with a local makeup artist who worked with whitney houston and the other stars, as well. first, wedding bells for america's sweetheart jennifer aniston's boyfriend pops the question. we'll have the details coming up next.
going to the chapel ♪ >> serious journalist with serious matters. topping entertainment headlines jennifer aniston is engaged. >> good for her. >> her fiance is a d.c. native. that's him on the screen. actor and screenwriter justin theroux is from the district. "people" magazine reports that he proposed on friday and she said yes. i hate how fascinated people are about all this because people seem to feel sorry for her. we shouldn't feel sorry for her. she's okay. she's fine. friday also happened to be his
birthday. congratulations. he is 41. she's 43. the two have been together for more than a year now. that's a long time in celebrity standards. [ laughter ] >> this is theroux's first marriage, aniston of course was married to some bum named brad pitt for five years. >> i don't know what the deal is with brad pitt. let's talk about batman his reign at the top of the box office is own. jeremy renner's action film the bourne legacy took the top spot to follow up the jason bourne trilogy debut with more than $40 million. the campaign took second place putting the "the dark knight rises" in third. hope springs and a diary of a wimpy kid, dog days, rounded out the top five. folks in the d.c. region are licking their chops. restaurant week kicks off today. 200 restaurants offering special meal deals for the week. some of the area's top eateries are participating.
for more information go to myfoxdc.com and click on web links. >> i just made my lunch plans. >> very good. >> i'm getting a discount to eat. coming up next the make up artist to the stars kym lee is going to join us with a look at her work in "sparkle" with whitney houston. she is going to provide insight into whitney houston. >> and an australian adventure at the movement county fair. holly morris is live in gaithersburg with the details. >> hey, holly. >> reporter: we are going to have that aussie adventure but right now we are have another adventure, one of the many fun things you can find here at the montgomery county fair where we are live. why you and your family want to come out and experience this yourself. stay with us! this is the way to start the workday. ♪ [ music ]
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day and calls julie wright's traffic hits a life safer. for your chance to be tomorrow's fan, log on to our facebook page and leave a comment under lashawn's picture. despite the untimely shocking death of music icon whitney houston the movie "sparkle" her final project will be released in theaters nationwide this friday. the film will give houston fans a chance to hear and see her once more. we're now joined by a special guest, celebrity makeup artist kym lee who worked daily with whitney houston on the set of "sparkle" with the rest of the cast. good morning. thanks for coming in. >> good morning. >> as i was coming up, i said, haven't we met before? we've met and tell them what you told me. >> i was your intern! [ laughter ] >> this is back when i was working with donnie at wkys. >> yes. >> that's a long time ago. congratulations on all of your success. >> thank you. >> now, before we get into the whole whitney story, background but.
you're from here, which is wonderful. >> yes. >> and you have been doing makeup for quite some time. this is your love. >> mm-hm. >> and who have you work with? you've worked with a lot of famous people. >> angela bassett, megan good, venus and serena williams on the road with them, just a lot of different entertainers from the music world. >> so let me ask you the whitney connection, you met her briefly once before but how did you get the nod to work with her on this movie? >> it was at the director's request. i worked with saleem akeel on the movie jumping the broom with angela bassett. and so he wanted me to come back and work with him again and so i'm just glad that i was able to work with them. >> we have some photos from the shoot including you and whitney. your relationship -- i love this shop. you guys really developed a deep relationship.
working on a movie is months and the cast and crew become like family? >> that's right. >> so tell me about what it was like working with whitney and really getting to know her. >> she was a very endearing person. she was very personable. she was very funny, very whitty. and we had a whole lot in common. and we just immediately connected on set. we are both church babies so we grew up in church and we both are single moms to teenaged kids. so we had a lot of connections both from the east coast, so we connected in so many different ways on different levels. and it was a love fest. i mean, we laughed the whole time we were on set. we even taught her how to do the dugie. [ laughter ] >> you know, because we had a lot of free time in between camera set changes and things like that. so, you know, we tried to make it fun. we even did the michael jackson experience from the wii, she played that too. she was very good. so we had a good time. and that was the side of her
that most people don't get an opportunity to see because they see the icon, the legend and we got an opportunity to see whitney the lady. >> it is interesting because when you're filming a movie, the actors and the makeup artist, if you get along, it's very, very important because you spend a lot of time together, a lot of time in that makeup chair, more time doing that really than sometimes shooting the scenes themselves which can be just a minute or so at a time sometimes. whitney obviously we lost her, it was a shock. tell me how you found out and what your reaction was. >> i remember a friend of mine calling me and then i got all these phone calls around the same time. just seemed like it happened so quickly. and i was actually on my way to a birthday event and i just collapsed. i couldn't believe that someone that was so special to me was no longer here.
and it was very disheartening for me it hear the news. i actually thought it was a rumor because you know how twitter and facebook and things look that are. and the people that actually called me were actually calling to confirm it with me and not necessarily to tell me, not knowing that i had not -- i did not know. and i know that it was right before the event in l.a. that -- the grammy event and i just -- i was devastated. >> forgive me for asking this because it was a lot of speculation at the time about the troubles in her life and that kind of thing. did you see any of that when you were working with her on the set? >> absolutely not. she was in the most amazing place and you can really see that when you go out and see the film. you can really see, you know, it was -- she was so happy and so at peace. and she was very excited about the film. she was excited about coming back and making her, you know, her return to the big screen. and so this is her baby, "sparkle" was her baby her and
deborah martin chase who was the executive producer of the movie. you know, they had this going for 12 years. >> they optioned it years ago. leah was supposed to star in it originally. >> that's correct. they found their perfect person in jordin so this was a close to home project for her. it was in her heart so she was singing the parts with the girls and would do the movements with the girls. she was very, very excited to be a part of this. >> we're very happy that you came in to share some of these memories. by all accounts, everything i have read, this is a fantastic movie and from what i read everyone is going to be even that much more heartbroken because whitney could act. >> yes. >> and in this movie apparently, she does a really good job. >> she does a phenomenal job. she is a one-take wonder that's what we would call her on set. whitney you want to go through your lines? girl, i got it. i got it. and she had it! >> kym, come on the show again and continued good luck. >> thank you so much the good to see you. >> you, too. >> wisdom, back to you. get ready for an australian
adventure with wall larues, wallabies and maybe even a laughing kookaburra. holly morris joins us from the fairgrounds. >> reporter: good morning. you hear that? >> what's that? >> reporter: that's my arteries clogging. [ laughter ] >> reporter: after morning breakfast that i'm having here but, of course, come on you can't come to the fair and not have a funnel cake and fried oreo or two. well -- or six. i guess that's what a portion of fried oreos are these days according to rosa. rosa gins me here. i guess you are the expert on all things fried. >> yeah, well, at least the dessert part. >> reporter: so i'm assuming, i mean, how popular are funnel cakes? >> probably the most popular item here as far as the dessert. we have different things to offer different people for
toppings like chocolate, apple, strawberry, reese's oreos. and funnel cake. >> while we are showing all of this really deliciously unhealthy stuff, you actually also cater to diabetics you were telling me. >> yes, we do. over a fourth of the fair-goers that come to the fair are diabetic. we make it from scratch and eliminate the sugar and use a sugar substitute as well as the topping. and therefore, they can enjoy the funnel cake, too, while they're here at the fair. >>very good. thank you for thinking everyone. i have some other creatures over here that are eyeballing the food. this is the president and ceo of aussie kingdom. introduce me to your friends. >> this is nico a sugar glider. they are a marsupial from
australia. >> he likes the camera. >> we'll get on youtube for sure! look at that! still shooting with a sugar glider on us! >> i'm not the only one in a gets all the fun! the sugar glider likes to jump around. will he jump away? >> no, he usually sticks close to me but he likes to jump to people. >> he likes mike! >> he does like mike the cameraman! [ laughter ] >> maybe we should put him away and -- let's move on to the other lovely creatures you have on your chest. >> this is kimba. >> i'm pretty sure kimba is not going to go for mike. >> he is a docile lizard, bearded dragon. he is a sandfire. an unusual color. >> last but not least, we have this guy right here who is getting all the attention. hello! i will take you. tell me about him and tell me
about saucecy aussie kingdom >> this is a kangaroo. we do three educational programs a day and the kangaroos are on display all day. >> you have a 60-acre property in colorado where you're based out of. why is it important for you to travel around and do this? >> not everybody can get to colorado or as you australia to see the animals so it gives everyone an opportunity to see them. >> reporter: what do you think the biggest surprise is? >> how soft they are. >> reporter: they can touc show a baby and everyone can come up and pet it. >> reporter: if i put him down, he would be two counties over in no time. >> they can run up to 40 miles an hour and they run like footballs not in a straight line. no matter how many years they
don't lose the flight response. loud noises startle them. >> reporter: we'll cuddle him and hold on to him of the you will have to come out and see what else the fair has to offer. we have a link at myfoxdc.com. the fair runs through saturday. coming up in the next hour, we'll see what other adventures we can find. i'm northern we can top that! never know what you will see here on "fox 5 morning news." stay with us, we have more coming up after the break. give him another look...
good monday morning. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm sarah simmons. allison seymour has the week off. straight ahead this hour, democrats start taking on paul ryan as both candidates hit the road. wisdom martin is back in with an update on the campaign trail. >> then preventing more tragedies. work is under way to remove trees in great falls a month after a man was killed when one fell over. melanie alnwick has details. >> and the parents of some of the most powerful people in t